China plans to build the world's largest super grid by connecting the country's six regional power grids and transmitting electricity from renewable resources in the west to the east where power demand is particularly intense. This September Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged at the United Nations General Assembly during climate week NYC 2020 that China will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, however details of how this will be accomplished have not yet been provided. According to PV Magazine it will need to install 1,905 GW of solar generation capacity by mid-century to achieve its goal。
"This monster PV facility is a further milestone in the development of large-scale renewable generation facilities in China," said Greg Jones, a projects expert at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law. "Historically there have been issues with renewable power being stranded whilst awaiting suitable grid connection, but this project's UHV line and the wider national super grid plan demonstrates a firm commitment to putting this right. We can expect many more facilities at this scale in the coming years given the investment needed to achieve the carbon neutrality goal."